1Ɛberɛ a Rahel hunuu sɛ ɔne Yakob nwo no, nʼani beree ne nuabaa no. Enti, ɔka kyerɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Sɛ wo ne me anwo mma a, mɛwu!”
2Yakob bo fuu Rahel, ma ɔkaa sɛ, “Meyɛ Onyankopɔn? Ɔno na wasi wo yafunu ano.”
3Ɛnna Rahel ka kyerɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Mʼafenaa Bilha nie, wo ne no nkɔda, na ɔnwo mma me, na ɛnam ne so ama me nso manya abusua.”
4Enti, Rahel de nʼafenaa Bilha maa Yakob wareeɛ. Yakob ne no daeɛ. 5Ɔnyinsɛn, woo babarima maa Yakob. 6Na Rahel kaa sɛ, “Onyankopɔn adi mʼasɛm ama me. Wate mʼadesrɛ ama me ɔbabarima.” Ne saa enti, ɔtoo no edin Dan a asekyerɛ ne, “Onyankopɔn adi mʼasɛm ama me.”
7Rahel afenaa Bilha nyinsɛnee bio, woo ɔbabarima a ɔtɔ so mmienu maa Yakob. 8Na Rahel kaa sɛ, “Me ne me nua Lea adi yɛn ho aperedie na madi nkonim.” Ɛno enti, ɔtoo abɔfra no edin Naftali a asekyerɛ ne, “Mʼakodie.”
9Ɛberɛ a Lea hunuu sɛ nʼawoɔ ate kɔ no, ɔno nso de nʼafenaa Silpa maa Yakob wareeɛ. 10Lea afenaa Silpa woo ɔbabarima maa Yakob. 11Na Lea kaa sɛ, “Akrayɛ bɛn nie.” Enti, ɔtoo abɔfra no edin Gad a asekyerɛ ne, “Asi me yie.”
12Lea afenaa Silpa woo ɔbabarima a ɔtɔ so mmienu maa Yakob. 13Na Lea kaa sɛ, “Mʼani agye! Afei deɛ, mmaa no bɛfrɛ me anigyeɛ.” Enti, ɔtoo no edin Aser a asekyerɛ ne “Anigyeɛ.”
14Ayuotwaberɛ mu ɛda bi, Ruben kɔɔ afuom kɔhunuu afifideɛ bi a wɔfrɛ no dudaim. Ɔde bi brɛɛ ne maame Lea. Rahel ka kyerɛɛ Lea sɛ, “Mesrɛ wo, ma me wo ba no dudaim30.14 dudaim: Yei ne sɛdeɛ wɔfrɛ dua no wɔ Hebri kasa mu. no bi.”
15Nanso, Lea de abufuo buaa sɛ, “Woabɛgye me kunu akyiri no, woresane abɛgye me ba dudaim a ɔde abrɛ me no bi apaa so?”
Na Rahel de awerɛhoɔ kaa sɛ, “Ɛyɛ, ɛnneɛ, Yakob mmɛda wo nkyɛn ɛnnɛ anadwo yi, na ma me dudaim no bi.”
16Enti, ɛda no anwummerɛ a Yakob firi afuom reba no, Lea kɔhyiaa no, ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Ɛsɛ sɛ wobɛda me nkyɛn ɛnnɛ anadwo yi, ɛfiri sɛ, mede me ba dudaim atɔ wo.” Enti, Yakob kɔdaa Lea nkyɛn anadwo no.
17Onyankopɔn tiee Lea mpaeɛbɔ, na ɔnyinsɛn, woo ɔbabarima a ɔtɔ so enum maa Yakob. 18Na Lea kaa sɛ, “Mede mʼafenaa Silpa maa me kunu Yakob no, Onyankopɔn adom me.” Enti, wɔtoo abɔfra no edin Isakar a asekyerɛ ne “Akyɛdeɛ.”
19Lea sane nyinsɛnee bio, na ɔwoo ne babarima a ɔtɔ so nsia maa Yakob. 20Enti, Lea kaa sɛ, “Onyankopɔn akyɛ me akyɛdeɛ a ɛsom bo yie. Afei deɛ, manya me kunu anim animuonyam. Ɔde obuo ne anidie bɛma me, ɛfiri sɛ, mawo mmammarima baasia ama no. Enti, ɔtoo abarimaa no edin Sebulon a, asekyerɛ ne Animuonyam.”
21Akyire no, Lea woo ɔbabaa too no edin Dina.
22Afei, Onyankopɔn kaee Rahel, tiee ne mpaeɛbɔ, buee nʼawotwaa ano. 23Rahel nyinsɛne, woo ɔbabarima, na ɔkaa sɛ, “Afei deɛ, Onyankopɔn apepa mʼanimguaseɛ, ama me nso mawo ɔba.” 24Rahel too ne ba no edin Yosef a asekyerɛ ne “Awurade mfa ɔbabarima baako nka me ho.”
25Rahel woo Yosef no, ankyɛre na ɛda koro bi, Yakob ka kyerɛɛ Laban sɛ, “Mepɛ sɛ mesane kɔ mʼankasa mʼasase so ne me fie enti, mesrɛ wo, gya me ɛkwan na menkɔ, 26Fa me yerenom ne me mma a wɔn enti mebɛsom wo no ka ho. Wʼankasa ara wonim ɔsom pa a masom wo.”
27Laban buaa sɛ, “Mesrɛ wo, nkɔ nnya me. Makɔ abisa ahunu sɛ, nhyira dodoɔ a manya yi nyinaa firi te a wote me nkyɛn yi so.” 28Laban ka kaa ho sɛ, “Kyerɛ me akatua biara a wobɛgye, na mɛtua.”
29Yakob buaa Laban sɛ, “Wʼankasa wonim som a masom wo, ne sɛdeɛ mahwɛ wʼanantwie ne wo nnwan ama wɔn ase afɛe afa. 30Wʼahodeɛ kakra a na wowɔ ɛberɛ a mebaeɛ no, ɛnnɛ, adɔɔso, abu so. Biribiara a meyɛ maa wo no nso, Awurade ahyira so. Na me nso, ɛberɛ bɛn na mɛtumi apɛ biribi de agya mʼabusuafoɔ?”
31Laban bisaa Yakob sɛ, “Akatua ahe na memfa mma wo?”
Yakob nso buaa sɛ, “Mma me hwee, na mmom, sɛ wobɛyɛ mʼabisadeɛ baako pɛ yi ama me deɛ a, mɛkɔ so ayɛn wo mmoa no. 32Ɛnnɛ, ma menkɔhwehwɛ wo mmoa no nyinaa mu, na mennyi odwan biara a ne ho yɛ ntokontrama, odwan ba biara a ɔyɛ tuntum ne abirekyie biara a ɔyɛ ntokontrama. Yeinom na ɛbɛyɛ mʼakatua. 33Yei bɛma woahunu sɛ, medi nokorɛ anaa menni nokorɛ. Sɛ wohunu nnwan anaa mmirekyie a wɔyɛ fufuo, na wɔnyɛ ntokontrama wɔ me mmoa no mu a, na ɛkyerɛ sɛ mawia wɔn afiri wo deɛ mu.”
34Laban buaa Yakob sɛ, “Ɛyɛ, yɛ no sɛdeɛ woaka no.” 35Ɛda no ara, Laban yiyii nnwennini a wɔyɛ ntokontrama no nyinaa ne nnwammedeɛ a wɔyɛ ntokontrama no nso; mmoa no mu biara a fufuo wɔ ne ho ne odwan ba biara a ɔyɛ tuntum no, ɔde wɔn kɔmaa ne mmammarima. 36Na Laban mma no faa mmoa no, de wɔn twaa nnansa ɛkwan, firii baabi a na Yakob wɔ hɔ. Saa ɛberɛ no mu, Yakob tenaa hɔ, hwɛɛ Laban nnwan no.
37Na Yakob faa saa nnua yi: ɔsɛsɛ, ɛdwono ne ɔkyɛnkyɛn mman mono, yiyii ho akamakam, ma ɛkɔtoo dua kwatii no. 38Afei, ɔde mman mono a wayiyi ho no nyinaa guguu mmoa no adidi nnaka mu, sɛdeɛ ɛba sɛ, mmoa no ba sɛ wɔrebɛnom nsuo no bi a, wɔbɛhunu. Saa ɛberɛ no na anini no foro abereɛ no. 39Enti, sɛ mmoa no hyia mu wɔ dua mman ntokontrama no ho, na wɔnyinsɛn na wɔwowo a, wɔn mma no ho yɛ ntokontrama. 40Ɔnam saa ɛkwan yi so yii Laban nnwankuo no mu abereɛ no guu faako, ma ɛkaa anini no. Na ɔmaa wɔne Yakob nnwan a wɔyɛ tuntum no hyiaa mu. Saa ɛkwan yi so na ɔfa gyinaa ne nnwankuo firii Laban deɛ mu. 41Ɛduru ɛberɛ a nnwammedeɛ a wɔwɔ ahoɔden no pɛ sɛ wɔhyia nnwennini no a, Yakob de mman a wayiyi ho akamakam no gu wɔn anim. 42Nanso, wanyɛ nnwan abereɛ a wɔyɛ mmerɛ no saa. Enti, nnwammaa a wɔnni ahoɔden no bɛyɛɛ Laban dea, ɛnna wɔn a wɔwɔ ahoɔden no nso bɛyɛɛ Yakob dea. 43Ɛnam yei so maa Yakob nyaa ne ho tam. Ɔnyaa mmoa, mfenaa, nkoa, nyoma ne mfunumu bebree.
1And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. 2And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? 3And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.30.3 have…: Heb. be built by her 4And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 5And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. 6And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.30.6 Dan: that is, Judging 7And Bilhah Rachel’s maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. 8And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.30.8 great…: Heb. wrestlings of God30.8 Naphtali: that is, My wrestling: Gr. Nephthalim 9When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. 10And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a son. 11And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.30.11 Gad: that is, A troop, or, company 12And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a second son. 13And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.30.13 Happy…: Heb. In my happiness30.13 Asher: that is, Happy
14¶ And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son’s mandrakes. 15And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son’s mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son’s mandrakes. 16And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son’s mandrakes. And he lay with her that night. 17And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. 18And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.30.18 Issachar: that is, An hire 19And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son. 20And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.30.20 Zebulun: that is, Dwelling: Gr. Zabulon 21And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.30.21 Dinah: that is Judgment
22¶ And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. 23And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: 24And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.30.24 Joseph: that is, Adding
25¶ And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country. 26Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee. 27And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. 28And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it. 29And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me. 30For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?30.30 increased: Heb. broken forth30.30 since…: Heb. at my foot 31And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock: 32I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire. 33So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.30.33 in time…: Heb. to morrow 34And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word. 35And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons. 36And he set three days’ journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.
37¶ And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. 38And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. 39And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. 40And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban’s cattle. 41And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods. 42But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s. 43And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.